IT’S MORE THAN JUST THE STEPS
Have you ever asked yourself:
How many days of the week am I dancing?
How many competitions am I doing a year?
How many intensives/conventions am I doing during the summer?
How many days do I give my body for rest and recovery?
CAN THOSE ACHES AND PAINS BE CAUSED BY THE FLOOR YOU ARE DANCING ON?
Whether you’re dancing for 1 class a week or 10, it’s important to consider the kind of floor you’re dancing on. Dancing on a sprung floor reduces the risk of injury and can even prevent lifelong injuries. Unfortunately, we have seen studios who train pre-professional dancers that have just thin rubber over concrete as a floor, tile, laminate flooring, and non-sprung wood flooring. What do these all have in common? They are bad for your body…
HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU HEARD YOU NEED TO SIT OUT?
It’s all too common for dancers to seek help for an injury and hear those five little words that a dancer never wants to hear, “You need to sit out.” Advising dancers that they must stop dancing is possibly one of the worst things you can tell a dancer. Then why is that one of the most common answers dancers receive? In our opinion, the person who gives that answer as the only option doesn’t fully understand how dancers work…